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Cardiac Rehabilitation

Cardiac Rehabilitation

Cardiovascular Rehabilitation at Lima Memorial Health System Helps Patients Return to Their Active Lifestyle

Lima Memorial Cardiac Rehab begins during your hospitalization and continues in a safe, supervised outpatient setting to help you get back to the active lifestyle you are used to having.

Our program offers an individualized, comprehensive approach to cardiac rehabilitation, providing you the right tools for a successful outcome, including exercise, education, counseling, cardiovascular risk factor modification and patient & family support.

The program is available to patients in the community and surrounding counties as an important part of treatment for specific heart problems. You may benefit from cardiac rehab if your history includes: heart conditions, such as a heart attack, coronary artery disease, angina or heart failure, coronary artery bypass graft (CABG surgery), stenting, valve replacement, a pacemaker or an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD).

Three-Phase Approach to Complete Rehabilitation

Our unique Cardiac Rehabilitation Program consists of three phases to enhance the quality of life for people who have heart disease to help patients return to a safe, healthy and active lifestyle following a cardiac event. Each phase of the program provides progressively challenging exercise regiments along with educational classes, allowing participants to learn how to care for their heart. 

Phase 1: This phase begins in the hospital during the patient’s recovery from a heart event or surgery. It consists of a comprehensive educational program, guided by physicians, rehab specialists, dieticians and nurses, designed to help patients begin lifestyle changes and transition to an outpatient program.

Phase 2: This phase takes place as an outpatient in our supervised cardiac treatment center location and consists of ongoing individualized education with an exercise plan and EKG monitoring. This phase provides customized treatment plans focused on improving disease risk factors. Participation is two to three days a week for up to thirty-six sessions.

Maintenance Program: Our Maintenance Program allows the patients to build upon the progress made in Phase 1 and 2 while transitioning into a supervised, non-monitored, independent program within our Cardiac Rehabilitation department. Patients will continue to have direct access to our team for any assistance needed. This program is designed to help you continue to lower your risk of a future cardiac event. Please note, the Maintenance Program is not covered by Medicare and generally is not covered by third-party payors; however, this program is offered at a reasonable cost. Please be sure to check with your insurance provider.

To qualify for our Maintenance Program, you must have completed our Phase 2 program.

Maintenance Program Highlights:

  • Must have completed the Phase 2 Program
  • Supervised but non-monitored program within the Cardiac Rehabilitation Department
  • Independently exercise and ongoing conditioning
  • Helps to improve your heart’s future
  • Helps to lower your risk of future cardiac events
  • Promotes eating heart-healthy and weight loss
  • Helps you continue on your path to return to work
  • Self-pay program; billed monthly
  • Open Monday – Friday from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

What can you expect with our Cardiac Rehab Program?

  • An initial consultation with your healthcare provider to develop a program tailored to your needs
  • Improved physical fitness through exercise in a safe hospital environment with a multidisciplinary rehab team
  • Start slowly, following a safe physical activity program that gradually helps you become stronger
  • Education to adopt a heart-healthy diet and lifestyle
  • Guidance on improved emotional health and the importance of staying socially engaged
  • Management of other cardiovascular risk factors
  • Heart rate, blood pressure and EKG monitoring

Why is Cardiac Rehab important?

  • Cardiac rehab can help you to live longer with an enhanced quality of life.
  • Cardiac rehab can lessen your chances of future heart problems, cardiac events and related deaths.
  • Cardiac rehab allows you to control heart disease symptoms such as chest pain or shortness of breath.
  • This program can also stop or reverse damage to your blood vessels in your heart and lessen the physical and emotional effects of heart disease. 
  • According to studies, people who attend a cardiac rehab program have up to 30% fewer fatal heart events and are 25% less likely to die compared with people get standard therapy alone.

To learn more about our Cardiac Rehabilitation Program and the benefits it can have for you, please call 419-995-6778.

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